Oil Painting Tips and Techniques
Cold Wax Varnish
Cold Wax works beautifully as a final finish for your completed work, creating a unified, soft, subtle and velvety appearance.
Videos on varnishing, oiling out, applying ground plus Gamblin’s approach to colormaking and the nature of oil painting.
Color Temperature & Value
Hue, value, chroma, hue temp, and color family for all Gamblin’s Artist Grade colors.
Brush Cleaning: How to Remove Oil Paint
Step-by-step method for taking care of your brushes with minimal waste.
Varnishing is the easiest way to make your painting look better and it protects your painting.
Glossary of Painting Terms
From Alkyd and Alla Prima to Varnish and Verdaccio… commonly used and frequently confused terms.
Controlling Surface Quality: A Holistic Approach
Starting from the ground up, we take a deeper look at how each layer affects the final surface quality of your painting.
Traveling with Art Materials
Tips for packing your paints and passing airport security with flying colors.
Cold Wax Painting
Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture and the physicality of paint layers.
Finding Your Happy Medium
Let’s face it: there are a lot of mediums on the market and they all change how oil colors behave. To find the perfect medium for your work, you just need to understand how they change paint.
With few colors, a tonal foundation can effectively and quickly establish the painting’s value scheme.
Storing Oil Paintings
You’ve amassed a number of paintings and now you’re faced with the issue of where and how to store them.